Dave, the Prairies (compared to almost anywhere) are booming. By that I mean
southern Manitoba, Saskatchewan, & Alberta. The weather will be a shocker.
I can't describe it in any way that will truly translate into reality for you, so I just
won't bother beyond Summer is (usually) hot & Winter is (always) very cold.
Rental Vacancies in Saskatoon (& Regina where I sit) are well under 1% last
I heard. A two bedroom Apartment (if you're lucky and it's not nasty) will be
over $900 and most likely more.
Saskatoon is growing so work as a Carpenter is an easy guarantee. The Schools
I can't comment on, but Hazmart on this Forum could answer that question for you.
It depends on where your relations live and whether you are willing to move within Alberta. I'm from the southern part of the province and there is still a serious labor shortage. You could easily get 5 jobs today in Medicine Hat (10 if you have a class 3 and 20 if you have a class 1). The south is more of a natural gas producing area whereas the north is oil. I've heard the north has slowed but I don't know anybody that has been laid off. If you can, do yourself a favor and stay away from Calgary and Edmonton.
It's not just oil and gas either. There are help wanted signs all over and as for wages, I know farm laborers that are making $18-$20/hr plus a company truck.
- It gets to be -40C there. It is really, really ****ing cold. On one day when I was still living there, the wind chill took the temperature all the way down to -85C. The wind is horrible. The winters are brutal.
When it's that cold, spit bounces. It freezes in the air between your mouth and the
ground. Ok...it doesn't exactly bounce...but it skips along as it rolls...really.
i know im picking your brains people but im sat here thousands of miles away ,weve had a look at saskatoon and the area looks nice .we have 2 daughters 14 and 15 ,can anyone tell me what the schools are like and is the area as nice as it looks.hows the employment for carpenters ,and do people resent immigrants you can be honest i can take it on the chin